One of our favorite desserts is reimagined in this handmade ornament—spun cotton ball is treated with paint, sprinkled with glitter, and topped off with a cherry.

Updated November 27, 2018
glitter spun cotton cupcake ornament
LENNART WEIBULL

We've got just the thing for a starter tree: a box of handmade ornaments so delectable, they'll conjure visions of sugarplums. And because they're crafted from shatterproof spun cotton—coated in craft paint, then glitter—you can gift a full set knowing they'll stand the test of time (and pets, and toddlers).

For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of DIY Ornaments.

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Materials
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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Apply craft glue liberally to top of 45-millimeter ball. Let glue drip down sides of ball; move it around to control shape of "frosting." Sprinkle white iridescent glitter on glue; let dry.

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Step 2

Paint area of ball under "frosting" with pink craft paint; let dry. Apply craft glue to bottom of ball and adhere in muffin cup; let dry.

Step 3

Paint 14-millimeter ball with red craft paint; let dry. Apply glue with a paintbrush, then sprinkle with red glitter; let dry. Hot-glue small ball to top of bigger ball; hold to let it set. Poke hole in small ball with wire. Remove wire, add a spot of glue, and reinsert; let dry.

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